Eight forest essentials for everyday use

February 2022


Whether they’re everyday purchases or special splurges, supporting responsible forestry practices is easier than you think. In fact, there are several irreplaceable FSC-certified options you may not have considered while shopping—sustainable living can be as easy as clicking “add to cart!” 

Trust ShopFSC.ca as your go-to source for sustainable, certified products. Each one features our check-tree FSC logo, which means they meet our globally-trusted standard letting you know that you’ve picked sustainably-sourced wood, paper, rubber, and other non-timber forest products. 
Here are a few of the best forest products to choose from, with plenty more available at ShopFSC.ca.


FSC-certified wood is harvested from an FSC-certified forest, reclaimed, or from controlled sources.  The carbon inside wood remains stored even after it’s used to make products like furniture and musical instruments. Wood keeps the carbon from re-entering the atmosphere, helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

West Elm’s Wright Nightstand is inspired by Italian mid-century design, crafted from FSC-certified eucalyptus wood, and features a walnut veneer. The best furniture are the pieces built to last a lifetime.

Comfort and style go hand-in-hand with the Alex Bordeaux Velvet Accent Chair. Made in Poland with a broad seat cushion and metal legs, this unique accent chair includes a frame assembled from FSC-certified solid and engineered wood.

Known for their craftsmanship, Martin’s concert ukuleles feature a top, back, and sides made from FSC-certified mahogany wood. The perfect string instrument for practicing musicians looking for a premium, environmentally-friendly option.


Next time you’re picking up a great new book, grabbing some envelopes, buying printer paper, tissues – any paper product at all – look for the FSC logo to ensure your purchase was made with certified sustainability in mind. 

Available in red, black, blue, and other colours, Moleskine notebooks are made with FSC-certified paper. There’s nothing like taking notes by hand to generate ideas  – and writing in these classic, elegant notebooks can elevate everything from meeting notes to vacation plans.

Cascades Tuff® Enviro paper towel is an obvious choice to clean up daily spills. Available in a jumbo pack of six, no mess is too big for these 100% FSC-certified recycled fibre paper towels.

Why stop with paper towels? Charmin’s ultra soft toilet paper is FSC-certified and 2x more absorbent, so not only are you using a sustainable product, you can use less of it, too.


The best example of non-timber forest products we use every day is some of the food on our plates. If you’re in the Ottawa area, On The Bend Sugar Shack’s maple granulated sugar is an FSC-certified replacement of white sugar—a secret ingredient for your cooking and baking needs!

Maple sugar


Did you know that natural rubber and latex comes from trees? Made of natural rubber with an organic cotton lining, Hunter’s Original Forest Short Rain Boots are FSC-certified, 100% waterproof and a wardrobe essential for wet weather conditions. As always, the FSC certification ensures the rubber was sourced under safe working conditions and without deforestation or other environmental damage.